Archive for November, 2013

Jerry Bibuld in an undated photo.Photo courtesy of Jerry Bibuld (Myspace). Jerry Bibuld, FIDE International Arbiter and longtime chess advocate for the expansion of chess in the African Diaspora has died. Born in the Bronx, New York on June 9th, 1928, the 85-year old had been suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s Disease and succumbed […]

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2013 World Chess ChampionshipChennai, India (November 7th-28th) Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag Anand 2775 India Carlsen 2870 NOR This is the time that we have waited for. The World Chess Championship will kick off tomorrow in Chennai, India as millions will tune into what will one of the most pivotal match in […]

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Nakamura sits on two career highs… ranking and rating. Photo by Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam. As Magnus Carlsen prepares for his World Championship showdown in a few days, he is certainly not worried about his ELO status. However, the rankings are bound to become tighter as he will most likely concede ELO point in this […]

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New in Chess (2013/7)

There has been great anticipation of the World Championship match starting in a few days in Chennai, India. Of course New in Chess will be on the scene covering the action. The new issue laid out a very useful statistical guide showing the head-to-head count between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. It includes such details […]

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Michael Jordan always sought the toughest competition. Michael Jordan is perhaps one of the world’s most recognized sports names even long after he has retired. He has been viewed as the best competitive basketball player ever to play the game. Of course arguments can be made for Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Larry Bird […]

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Andrew Mellace (right) receiving winner’s trophy. National Master Andrew Mellace won the 2013 Jamaica Open Chess Championship which was held at St. George‚Äôs College on October 26-27. Mellace scored 5 points from 6 games (5/6), and suffered his only loss of the Open in the 3rd round to Alistair Walker. Horace Sinclair turned in a […]

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